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Fantasy Basketball: Week 10 Pickups

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IDecember 28, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 16:  Brook Lopez #11 of the New Jersey Nets in action against The Utah Jazz during their game on December 16th, 2009 at The Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Photo By Al Bello/Getty Images  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Week 10 (Dec. 28-Jan. 3)

Teams playing four games: Charlotte, Cleveland, Indiana, L.A. Lakers, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto, Utah, Washington
Teams playing two games: Detroit, L.A. Clippers

Tony Allen (Celtics): Allen has started the past two games for an injured Paul Pierce . He is averaging 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals in these games. He played a season-high 39 minutes against the Clippers yesterday.

Yi Jianlian (Nets): Yi has posted two solid games since he has returned from an injury. Before returning this past week the last time he saw action was on Nov. 3.

He has looked sharp, averaging 18.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 three-pointers against the Timberwolves and Rockets. His 36 minutes vs. Houston was the most he has played since Opening Night.

Keyon Dooling (Nets): Dooling is played extending minutes due to Rafer Alston missing games with a back injury. He has averaged 11.5 points, 5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1 steal over his past two games. He played in a season-high 26 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

Luther Head (Pacers): Head has played in at least 20 minutes over his past three games. The Pacers have lost six straight games, which means more playing time for him toward the end of games. He scored a season-high 19 points last Saturday, which included 4 three-pointers.

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DeAndre Jordan (Clippers): Jordan started his first game of the season yesterday for an injured Marcus Camby (knee). Jordan played in a season-high 35 minutes and had 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal. If Camby misses more games than Jordan, he should be an immediate pickup because of his defensive ability.

Honorable mention: Jeff Pendergraph (Blazers)

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